We have all heard the very famous quote by Marilyn Monroe - “A smile is the best make up”.
Well, indeed, a perfectly healthy and beautiful smile not only boosts your self-confidence but it also makes it easier for you to talk to people. But, what exactly makes a ‘smile’ beautiful? Is it the pearly-whites people often flaunt while passing smiles at each other? Yes, it is. However, there’s one more thing which holds equal importance when it comes to a beautiful smile… your lips.
Imagine yourself passing a smile at someone with dry, discoloured and brittle lips? Embarrassing, right? It won’t have to, not any longer. In this blog, we will talk about how to get soft, supple and succulent lips naturally for a beautiful smile.
Keep your lips moist
Your lips are delicate, even more than the skin on your face. Thus, it gets dry faster and more frequently compared to your skin. So the first step towards naturally soft lips is to keep them moisturized.
You can use Alyuva’s range of Natural Lip Balms that are available in multiple flavours. Alyuva’s Natural Lip Balms are made using a nourishing and soothing lip ritual that encompasses a blend of 100 Times Washed Ghee (Clarified Butter) and natural emollients like Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Organic Natural Oils & flavours, which helps to seal the moisture in the lips and maintains it while the balm repairs your lips. These lip balms effectively heal soothe inflamed dry lips, add the much-needed hydration to your lips and repair cracked lips with added sheen.
You can use these lip balms twice or thrice a day to ensure constant moisture retention in your lips and complement your naturally beautiful smile.
Break up with harmful lip care products
All lipstick, lip balms or any other lip care product are made differently. Some contain harmful chemicals and ingredients which, when applied on lips, do more harm than good. On the other hand, there are products that are free from such chemicals and are made using natural ingredients such as essential oils, cocoa butter, and other moisturizing ingredients etc. Using such products will not only suffice your lip care requirement but also protect your lips from any further damage.
Avoid biting your licking your lips
As said above, the lips are very gentle. Biting your lips can harm your gentle lips and licking your lips is known to cause dryness. The more you lick your lips, the quicker they will dry. So no more biting or licking your lips.
Make a homemade lip scrub
This might sound weird but just like your skin, your lips too have dead skin cells building over it. If the dead skin cells are not cleaned regularly, your lips would turn dry and brittle. The easiest way to get rid of the dead skin cells from your lips is a gentle scrub. Prepare a homemade scrub using natural ingredients such as honey and sugar, apply it gently to your lips and then wash with water. That’s all.
Apply petroleum jelly before going to bed
The last but the most important… apply petroleum jelly on your lips every night before you go to bed. Petroleum jelly is a very common occlusive agent which forms a barrier on your skin that keeps hydration and moisture locked in. So, every night or at times when you can’t apply a lip balm, apply petroleum jelly on your lips. The results will be amazing.
You and your lips deserve some extra care and attention, which the above-mentioned tips will definitely help with. But, like all self-care regimes, these lip care tips will work only when you eat and drink healthy, and take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. So, take care of yourself to keep your lips hydrated and restore their natural softness and smoothness.
Take care and keep smiling!